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Valerie Young
Worked at Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board
Attended McGill University
Lives in St-Eustache, QC
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EPIC App - FREE Books For iPads
Hi everyone, Have you read my latest blog post over at the Primary Chalkboard yet? Here it is, in case you missed it! I just LOVE finding new apps for our iPads! My students get SO excited when I show them a new app because it keeps them on their toes and t...
I just LOVE finding new apps for our iPads! My students get SO excited when I show them a new app because it keeps them on their toes and they never get bored with the same apps. This week, I was browsing the app store and found this AMAZING tool! Best part? It is FREE for TEACHERS!
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Valentine's Day Centers
Hi everyone, Are you getting ready for Valentine's Day? I am SO excited to get my  brand new centers organized for the kids! I made 5 literacy centers and 5 math centers. Here is what I included in my pack: Literacy Centers: Sentence Order ABC Order Sight W...
I made 5 literacy centers and 5 math centers. Here is what I included in my pack: Literacy Centers: Sentence Order ABC Order Sight Words Reading Comprehension Vowel Teams - ea, ee, ai, ay. Math Centers: Number Order - 100 chart. 3D Shapes Two-digit Addition - no regrouping ...
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Winter Art Projects
Hi everyone, Many of you on Instagram have asked me how we made our art projects this week so I thought I'd share it with everyone here. I saw these ideas on Pinterest and fell in LOVE with them! You can find the tutorial for the reindeer at ARTventure and ...
Many of you on Instagram have asked me how we made our art projects this week so I thought I'd share it with everyone here. I saw these ideas on Pinterest and fell in LOVE with them! You can find the tutorial for the reindeer at ARTventure and the tutorial for the winter paintings is at Art ...
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Fall Paintings
Hi everyone, We made these super cute paintings a couple of weeks ago and I am FINALLY getting around to showing you some pictures! It will be worth the wait, I promise ;) My students worked SO hard on these and they love their masterpieces! First, we made ...
We drew the outlines of our leaves in each box. I encouraged them to draw different shapes and sizes in each box. For this, I helped them by displaying leaf pictures on our Smart Board. I simply Google imaged "leaves" and scrolled down the page to show them that leaves can be different shapes ...
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BOO! Halloween Fun In Grade One
Hi everyone, This week, a student in my class asked me when they would get another book to add to their bags. I had not planned on giving my class a new book any time soon but this little guy gave me the push that I needed to get creating! What can I say, t...
This week, a student in my class asked me when they would get another book to add to their bags. I had not planned on giving my class a new book any time soon but this little guy gave me the push that I needed to get creating! What can I say, these kids get me every time they ask ;) ...
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EASY Ways To Make Brain Breaks Successful In Your Classroom
Hi everyone, A few weeks ago, we had a professional development day called ENGAGE. It was all about how we can engage our students in our classrooms. The day was SO much fun! We had a fantastic keynote speaker and super fun slam sessions. Teachers were give...
A few weeks ago, we had a professional development day called ENGAGE. It was all about how we can engage our students in our classrooms. The day was SO much fun! We had a fantastic keynote speaker and super fun slam sessions. Teachers were given the chance to share some things that they use in ...
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Plants Unit
Hi everyone, I have been working SO hard on my newest non-fiction unit  and I am FINALLY ready to show it off! YAY!! I just LOVE teaching about plants every year... I think it is my FAVORITE thing to teach! I look forward to spring every year, just to start...
I just LOVE teaching about plants every year... I think it is my FAVORITE thing to teach! I look forward to spring every year, just to start teaching my students about plants. Kids love to learn about how seeds grow, what they need to grow, and how to care for them! Problem is, I always struggle ...
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Penguins Art Projects
Hi everyone, Before our winter break, I posted this picture on Instagram and Facebook. Lots of you have asked me how we made them, so here it is! I wanted to make a penguin craft before we left for the holidays because I knew we would be starting our pengui...
I wanted to make a penguin craft before we left for the holidays because I knew we would be starting our penguins unit when we got back and I wanted to get the art project out of the way before break. So I whipped up this super cool project (with the help of. Pinterest, of course) and got my ...
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Busy Owls In Grade One!
Hi everyone, I am here today to show you what we have been up to in my class these past 2 weeks.  We have been SUPER busy learning all about owls! This unit was the BEST thing I could have ever introduced to my class! My students are LOVING this theme. They...
This unit was the BEST thing I could have ever introduced to my class! My students are LOVING this theme. They have been so engaged in their learning and are absolutely amazed by owls. There is nothing more satisfying than watching your students completely captivated!
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Teachers On Tsu - Questions Answered!
Hi everyone, Have you seen this NEW social networking platform yet?? I signed up for Tsu (pronounced sue) two days ago and I'm already happy with what I see! I am by no means ready to leave Facebook or Instagram, but adding another social networking site ha...
Have you seen this NEW social networking platform yet?? I signed up for Tsu (pronounced sue) two days ago and I'm already happy with what I see! I am by no means ready to leave Facebook or Instagram, but adding another social networking site has never hurt anyone, has it?
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Pumpkins For My Pumpkins!
Hi everyone, I'm here to show you what I have been up to these past few weeks.  I'm getting ready for my Fall units and I am VERY excited about them! I just love Fall! The colors, the changes in the air,  warm sweaters, and pumpkins everywhere.  What's ther...
I created 2 read alouds for my class, one for the pumpkin life cycle and one for fun pumpkin facts. I plan to use these on the first day, to introduce the topic to my class. I use the text from my read alouds to make close reads. Each comes with a comprehension page, which we will work on ...
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Wordless Wednesday - Unfinished Classroom Projects
Hi everyone, I'm sharing this picture with you on Wordless Wednesday because, well, I have no words...  Anyone else have unfinished projects in their classrooms?? Please tell me I'm not alone on this one... ;)
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My name is Valerie and I am a grade one teacher. I have a Bachelors degree in Kindergarten & Elementary Education and a Masters degree in Inclusive Education. I love sharing my ideas and creations with other teachers. Come visit me at All Students Can SHINE Blog!
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